How to Draw a Sloth Bear

In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a Sloth Bear in just a few quick steps, but first…

Interesting Facts about the Sloth Bear

Sloth Bears are nocturnal, meaning they come out at night and sleep all day. They are also insectivores, meaning they mainly eat bugs, which is rather strange for a bear. A Sloth Bear’s diet usually consists of termites, honeybees (ouch!) and fruit.

Did you know?

  • Sloth Bears have often been used as performers because they are so easy to tame.
  • Humans have hunted Sloth Bears for both their meat and their claws.
  • Sloth Bears are different from Asian Black Bears in that Sloth Bears are skinnier with long and shaggy coats, as well as pale-colored muzzles and white claws.
  • The teeth of a Sloth Bear are different from that of other bears in that the Sloth Bear does not chew as much, since it only eats bugs. Therefore, its premolars and molars are actually smaller than those same teeth on other bears.

When Sloth Bears reach adulthood, they like to travel in pairs. Male Sloth Bears are actually very gentle with Sloth Bear cubs. Sloth Bears may walk pretty slowly, but they can run faster than humans, and they have been known to fight each other when food is involved. Like their name would imply, Sloth Bears hang upside down and can be clumsy, in addition to being slow.

How to Draw a Sloth Bear – Step-by-Step Tutorial